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Listen to “The Long Good-Bye” by Fred Smith Virtually every time I mention my father in a blog people will comment about how interesting he must have been. Some who knew him [...]
IN 1985, FIVE PEOPLE MET FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH A VERY SIMPLE AGENDA.
They were all engaged in Christian philanthropy and wanted to create a group of like-minded individuals to serve as a source of spiritual encouragement and a sounding board of peers. They wanted to set aside a time each year to find a safe, neutral place to relax, talk, and learn – and to hopefully bring their families. And so The Gathering began.
Our mission is to cultivate a community of givers who grow in their effectiveness and mature in their faith, while nurturing the next generation of philanthropists. The expressions of The Gathering have now expanded to include our annual conference of a few hundred people across multiple generations, as well as regional get-togethers and ministry trips throughout the year.